Sykes Pest Control - The experts in insect control
Here is just a small section of the more common insects, but remember, there are many, many more!
Ants - Get rid of Ants!Ants nest in soil next to or under buildings, along pavements or near to trees or plants. Ants also thrive in warm, damp locations such as between walls, under floors, or near heating components. They feast on fruits, seeds, other insects and sweet foods. Some ants can bite or sting, although most species that dwell in homes do not, it is still unpleasant to have these bugs sharing our living space and the majority of people want to get rid of ants from their home. We receive many calls asking how to get rid of ants, the recommended cure is to use a professional pest removal service company and here at Sykes Pest Control, our environmental pest control team have the knowledge, experience and access to products that are not available to the general public to get rid of ants in homes, gardens and commercial properties.
Bees and Wasps - Wasp nest removal, bee control, bee removalBees are half an inch to one and a half inches in length, have 6 legs and are oval shaped. They are usually golden yellow with brown or black stripes. Wasps are thinner, with long legs and jagged yellow and black stripes. Bees and wasps often build nests underground, in attics and wall crevices. Many people are allergic to bee and wasp stings and this means they are vulnerable to anaphylaxis. For those without serious allergies, the venom from stings can result in painful, itchy and swollen areas. During the warmer months we handle many calls from people asking for advice regarding wasp nest removal, bee control and bee removal, the recommended advice is to use a professional pest control company. Here at Sykes Pest Control, our environmental pest control team have the knowledge, experience and access to products that are not available to the general public for efficient wasp nest removal, bee control and bee removal. Our team have the correct personal protective equipment to ensure that the problem can be dealt with safely in both domestic and commercial properties.
Bed Bugs - Treat bed bugs, bed bug pest controlBed bugs have an oval body with 6 legs, can be either brown or reddish brown and are about the size of an apple seed. Unsurprisingly, these pests love to hang out in and around the bed. Their small, flat bodies allow them to hide quite easily in seams of mattresses, bed frames, headboards, other bedroom furniture, in clothing, behind wallpaper or any other household clutter. They feast on blood and can live for up to a year between meals. Bed bug bites cause discomfort and itching of the skin. Nobody wants to share their bed with these unwelcome bugs and we receive many calls on how to treat bed bugs and for bed bug pest control from both domestic homes and the travel industry. To treat bed bugs it requires a professional pest control company. Here at Sykes Pest Control we have the knowledge and access to professional products and are able to treat bed bugs and offer a bed bug pest control service to both domestic homes and all aspects of the travel industry.
Cockroaches - Get rid of cockroachesCockroaches are half an inch to one and a half inches in length, have 6 legs and long antennae. Cockroaches are brown with light coloured or black markings on the back of the head, depending on which specific species. They thrive in warm, humid areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, heating pipes and drains. They eat pretty much anything and will chew on paper, cardboard and any food scraps. Roach saliva and faeces can cause allergic reactions, particularly in children. People with asthma are especially susceptible. Cockroaches can also transmit bacteria such as Ecoli, Salmonella, Parasitic Worms and other pathogens. At Sykes Pest Control, we have the knowledge and expertise to carry out cockroach pest control in both domestic and commercial properties.
Fleas - How to get rid of fleas, pest control for fleasFleas are parasites that live on the exterior of the host. They are small, wingless insects with a tough cuticle and feed exclusively on the blood of mammals and birds. Fleas can infest a property very quickly and they can live almost anywhere in the home including carpets, soft furnishing and cracks and crevices. Flea bites are itchy and can trigger allergic reactions. They can be dangerous in the home as they transmit serious diseases such as Typhus and Tapeworms. Flea infestations are becoming a common problem and we receive many calls a day asking how to get rid of fleas and for pest control for fleas. Although there are products available to the general public, here at Sykes Pest Control we have access to chemicals and products that are not available to the general public and are experts in pest control for fleas. The recommended advice for how to get rid of fleas...call the professionals.
Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles - How to get rid of
It is the larvae from both of these textile destroying insects that cause the destruction. Carpet Beetles are 2-3mm in length. They are found outside during late spring and early summer during the breeding season and return indoors to lay batches of eggs secreted in cracks and crevices. The eggs hatch into larvae. These larvae are voracious feeders which will rapidly make holes in woollen textiles, fur and feather. The Clothes Moth adults lay batches of up to 100 eggs in dark areas on fur, feathers, wool or soiled silk. The larvae which cause the damage hatch from the eggs and spin webbing as they feed and grow. Textiles soiled with food, perspiration or urine are preferentially attacked. Damage is also more concentrated in dark and hidden areas. In clothing it is likely to occur in creases, behind lapels, in pockets, or where things are folded. In carpets, clothes moths will usually be found under heavy furniture or at the undisturbed edges. It is recommended that a professional pest control company is contacted and here at Sykes Pest Control we have the knowledge, expertise and tools to rid your home or business of these unwanted pests.